13 Chemistry

13CHE
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs J. Rainey

Recommended Prior Learning

Achievement in three Level 2 chemistry standards.  A Year 12 Mathematics course is beneficial.


This course builds on the content of the Level 2 chemistry course and includes all the chemistry concepts required for tertiary study.

Objectives:

  • To investigate and consider chemical and physical properties of groups of substances.
  • To relate properties of matter to structure and bonding.
  • To understand and use fundamental concepts in chemistry.
  • Apply knowledge of chemistry to explain aspects of the natural world and how chemistry is used in society
  • To gain practical skills in handling substances and manipulating equipment safely.

Content:
Oxidation and Reduction Reactions, Organic Chemistry, Atomic structure, Bonding and Thermochemical Principles, Equilibrium in Aqueous Solutions.

Future Areas of interest and study:
Tertiary courses with study leading to a scientifically related field such as medical or health sciences, pharmacy, veterinary science, physiotherapy, food technology, etc.


Learning Areas:

Sciences


Assessment Policy & Procedures
Career Pathways

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